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Most trims offer an upgrade to captain's chairs and a console shifter
Optional rear roll-down windows, a first in this segment
Kelley Blue Book
Optional rearview camera
Car and Driver
The 2008 Ford F-150 comes in such a wide variety of trims that it is possible to find just about any feature you could want in a pickup as either standard or an available option.
Standard features vary widely across the Ford F-150 2008 lineup, and the models are clearly targeted at very specific markets. Edmunds says that the "bare-bones XL," which is "geared towards commercial use," features "17-inch steel wheels, vinyl seating, AM/FM radio and, apart from air-conditioning in the new SuperCrew version, not much else." They write that the Ford F-150 STX is "similarly equipped," and adds "an upgraded sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack." On the Ford F-150 2008 XLT, which is Ford's biggest seller, ConsumerGuide finds that standard features include full power accessories, "front-hinged rear doors," and "automatic headlights," along with "carpeting [and] floormats." The upscale Lariat and Harley-Davidson trims of the Ford F-150 bring "automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power driver seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel w/radio controls," and a "trip computer," according to ConsumerGuide.
For many prospective Ford F-150 2008 buyers, customization is an important reason for their purchase, and reviews read by TheCarConnection.com indicate that the 2008 Ford F-150's long options list offers quite the opportunity for customization. Edmunds says that "key F-150 options include remote starting, a navigation system, a back-up camera, a rear parking sensor, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system and a sunroof." ConsumerGuide mentions that many of the lower trims can add upper-trim features as options, and "captain chairs" can replace the front bench seat, while an "audiophile sound system" brings a "6-disc CD/MP3 changer" to all but the XL trim of the 2008 Ford F-150.
The 2008 Ford F-150 can be almost endlessly customized, but for those who don't want to deal with options list, the standard features are impressive already.